syria is right not taking threats from the US. if america did really care about bettering the arab world even if bettering against its interests, then it wouldnt use the ways and tools it is using right now. it is obvious that the "new middle east" that it wants is a middle east that would benifit the US. as for lebanon, it should have good relations with syria but at the same time lebanon shouldnt serve as its slave. syria should consider lebanon's interest and support it without just displaying rules. and the mere fact of syria supporting hamas and hisbollah gives some kind of equality between them which i go against. i dont believe that hisbollah is the same as hamas. hamas is a more violent group and i believe that this is due mainly to the fact that they dont really belong anywhere and that creates hate and anger towards their "enemy". hisbollah is a major part of Lebanon and it should not be characterized as a terrorist group.
from the article: Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas